Regal Hotels Leads Hong Kong with Five EarthCheck Silver Certified Hotels

Five Regal hotels in Hong Kong have been awarded the prestigious Silver Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s most credible environmental benchmarking and certification programme for the travel and tourism industry.
Five Regal hotels in Hong Kong have been awarded the prestigious Silver Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s most credible environmental benchmarking and certification programme for the travel and tourism industry.

Five Regal hotels in Hong Kong have been awarded the prestigious Silver Certification by EarthCheck, the world’s most credible environmental benchmarking and certification programme for the travel and tourism industry.

The certification recognizes the hotels’ strong environmental performance and their commitment to responsible tourism practices. This makes Regal Hotels the first hotel group in Hong Kong to achieve Silver Certified status for five properties simultaneously.

Ms. Belinda Yeung, Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Regal Hotels International, said “We are truly proud of this remarkable achievement, which reflects our unwavering commitment of the world’s highest environmental standards. We will continue with our high standard of best practices and embrace green initiatives in our daily operations.Our next target is to achieve EarthCheck Gold Certification. My heartiest congratulations to our dedicated hotel teams for another exceptional accomplishment.”

Regal hotels have consistently met strict environmental sustainability criteria under the EarthCheck Standards in energy and water consumption, total waste production and community commitment.

Under the green programme themed “We Love Our Planet”, a wide array of environmentally-conscious initiatives was implemented at all Regal hotels in Hong Kong, including guestroom energy conservation programme, use of recycled materials in guestrooms, setup of organic farms in hotels, development of a sustainability webpage, donation of surplus food and promotion of green dining.

Mr. Stewart Moore, CEO of EarthCheck said, “Achieving certification is not an easy task and many organizations do not make it past the benchmarking stage. Securing a highly-ranked benchmarking result demonstrates Regal Hotels’ strong commitment across all levels of its organization and the imbedding of sustainability principles into all policies and procedures.”

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